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Canadian police arrest third terror suspect.

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Canadian police arrest third terror suspect.


A third man has been arrested as Canadian police continued their anti-terror crackdown on Thursday.

Three Canadian citizens face conspiracy charges and allegedly have links to militant fighters in Afghanistan.

Their arrest comes after a year-long anti-terror operation by federal police.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Chief Superintendent Serge Therriault, who is leading the investigation, said their detention had foiled an imminent terrorist act.

“Our criminal investigation and arrests prevented the assembly of any bombs and the terrorist attack or attacks from being carried out,” Therriault told reporters.

Two suspects, Hiva Alizadeh and Misbahuddin Ahmed, appeared in court on Thursday.

Alizadeh faces additional charges of committing an act for a terrorist group and providing or making available property for terrorist purposes.

The third has been named as Khurram Syed Sher.

The Toronto Star claims Sher is the man who appears in a widely-circulated audition tape from Canadian Idol two years ago.

In the tape, the man said to be Sher performs a rendition of Avril Lavigne’s ‘Complicated’ while doing a robot dance.
Police have declined to say whether it is the same person.

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